SCIENTISMISTS WANT TO BUILD HUMAN GENOME FROM SCRATCH…THE ...

June 5, 2016 By Joseph P. Farrell

This is actually an article that I received so many versions of from so many people, quite a few days ago, that I wanted to blog about it  the week they arrived, but other stories intervined. Nonethelss, this is an important development, and if you've been following our transhumanist high octane speculaitons on this website, ever since Dr. deHart and I wrote Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas, this one is huge with implications.  Most of those implications are, in my opinion, rooted in the hidden esoteric agendas driving transhumanism, which, for the purposes of this article, we may interpret as a subset of scientism.

The esssence of the story is simply that a committee of scientists met in secret -- like cardinals in a conclave - only to emerge and announce their decision that they had decided to build a human genome from scratch. Let that one sink in. Neither you, nor I, nor anyone else had any sort of popular representation that amounted to anything in this decision by the clergy of biology. It makes me want to serve them with a writ quo warranto, but I digress.

Here's the article:

Plan to build human genome from scratch could kick off this year

There is of course the usual bows to scientific inquiry, that if we really want to understand the human genome, we have to build one from scratch, all 13 billion base pairs. And I can see it coming: then they will want to know if it's really human and hence will have to build another one and see if it can reproduce, &c &c &c.  And of course there's the usual bone that this will help  improve human health:

There’s also a proposal to develop a “reference genome”, a basic template common to all humans. This could help identify why some populations are more susceptible to certain diseases, for example sickle cell anaemia, which is more common in people of African, African American or Mediterranean heritage. “This would be a way of finding out why,” says Freemont.

Secret meeting

The project garnered controversy when team members, including George Church of Harvard University and Jef Boeke, a synthetic yeast researcher at New York University, held an invitation-only meeting at Harvard on 10 May. Attendees were barred from speaking with the press, leaving people to guess at the applications of the rumoured project, including using “the synthetic genome to create human beings without biological parents”.

But then there's all that stuff "between the lines," and one really doesn't have to indulge in my usual high octane speculation. The project, you'll note, is really about designing new humans, and about who owns them, a legal issue which Dr. DeHart and I raised in Transhumanism, and which I raised again in Genes, Giants, Monsters and Men:

Within 10 years, the project’s primary goal is to engineer large genomes of up to 100-billion base pairs (a human genome is 3 billion base pairs), which could include “whole genome engineering of human cell lines and other organisms of agricultural and public health significance”. This will require technological development early on in the project “to propel large-scale genome design and engineering,” the researchers write.

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Within 10 years, the project’s primary goal is to engineer large genomes of up to 100-billion base pairs (a human genome is 3 billion base pairs), which could include “whole genome engineering of human cell lines and other organisms of agricultural and public health significance”. This will require technological development early on in the project “to propel large-scale genome design and engineering,” the researchers write.

Now by the internal logic of the project itself, one would have to conclude that any such developments would ultimately by owned by the government, and if corporations are involved, by the corporations developing it. I don't know about you, but the last time I heard about such projects, two totalitarian states were involved in trying to create the new Uebermensch and "New Soviet Man." But not to worry, the Harvard group - and let that connection sink in, with all its connections to the USSA's military-intelligence-industrial complex - assures us that local and regional values will be taken into account.

But then there's that equally disturbing reference to stem cells, to the "basic human template", and so on. Stems cells are, of course, thought to regulate the actual differentiation of cells as an organism grows, and there has been some research that connects them to various therapies, and even suggestions that they are connected to life-spans.

So herewith my high octane speculation: recall that in Transhumanism Dr deHart and I argued that the goals of the transhumanism movement were remarkably in synch with the broad esoteric tradition of the origins of man from the immortal sacred androgyne. I suspect that behind this development, therefore, that the Harvard Cardinals in their Conclave are serving deeper, more hidden masters, and that the goal here is not just those publicly stated, but to create the "new man", the new supersoldier, the new slave, made obedient by appropriate engineering. Their masters will seek that "virtual immortality" of new therapies and perhaps, ultimately, a basis by which to reproduce themselves whole, to clone themselves, without the messy procedures of intercourse. In short, they might be looking for the creation of the androgyne so dear to some esoteric and ancient cosmologies.

Crazy? Of course it is. High octane? To be sure. But remember, these people have already signaled they're willing to operate without any restraints...

...and in secrecy.

See you on the flip side.